Meet Cast Nicki Minajs Abc Family Series
'Nicki,' the ABC Family series about Nicki Minaj 's life as a young girl growing up in Queens, is steadily becoming a reality. The latest evidence: We know the main cast.
On Friday (Dec. 18), five of the actors that will star in the show were announced in a press release, which was screenshotted and shared by Nicki on Instagram. Though you may recognize some of the names and faces, they're generally not widely know. Yet.
Let's get to know a little about Nicki's on screen fam.
Ariana Neal as Nickihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emhvz9B29QU
Ariana has been in movies like 'Get Hard' and 'Fruitvale Station,' as well as on TV and in commercials. Plus, as you can tell from the video, she's clearly got some pipes. And Nicki can't get enough.
'I literally cried watching her taped audition,' Nic wrote on Instagram. 'I demanded to meet her! Sat in a room with her teaching her how to rap by doing a beat on the table & forcing her to stay on beat! Lol. Then pulled out all the attitude she had in her lil body. Haha! She's tough! And so sweet & cute. #ArianaNeal #LilNicki Welcome to the family lil lady bug! ??????? #ABCFamily #Freeform #Nicki.'
Selita Ebanks as Grace, Nicki's Momhttps://www.instagram.com/p/9rQxdnkcl8/?taken-by=selitaebanks
The former Victoria's Secret angel has done extensive modeling work in addition to some acting. She starred in Kanye West's 'Runaway' film in 2010 (and also got a shoutout from him on that year's 'Christian Dior Denim Flow') and had a run on 'The Celebrity Apprentice.'
Wesley Jonathan as Vincent, Nicki's Dadhttps://www.instagram.com/p/-2ZfXKv88c/?taken-by=wesleyjonathan
Jonathan has been acting for two decades in movies and on TV, including multiple year runs on shows 'City Guys,' 'What I Like About You' and 'The Soul Man.'
McCarrie McCausland as Jaylen, Nicki's Older Brotherhttps://www.instagram.com/p/_YO28InDke/?taken-by=mccarrie_
The 15-year-old starred in 'Army Wives,' and has also made appearances on other TV shows, like 'The Originals'
Whoopi Goldberg as Nicki's Neighbor, Miss Marthahttps://www.instagram.com/p/0nrkRGhLaw/?taken-by=whoopigoldberg
Continuing to build her legend and legacy. Hopefully this is some sort of Mr. Feeny/Wilson/Ned Flanders combo, with a twist.